I thought of listing yesterday's headline which were dire. But I had a generally pleasant day, personally, so I didn't make note of them. Today has been a bit more fraught, and I just got home, read the NYTimes on line and here are many of today's headlines:
Inquiry Cites Abuse by Cleveland Police
Putin Tells Naton Russia's Destiny is in (his) Hand
Vatican Finds Stash (hundreds of millions of euros) Tucked Away
Dozen Die in Wave of Car Blasts in Iraq
Few options for Homeless as City (San Jose) Clears Camp
Uber Adds a Billion Dollars More to it's Coffer
Agreement Now on Extensions of Terrorism Issues
Strong Voice on Fast-Food Fight for $15 an Hour
So much to take in and deal with and think about but Donald Brooks takes a sanguine view towards we seniors who sigh over the headines: Elder happiness is an accomplishment, not a condition. People get stadily better at living by handling life's chalenges.
And I say, We damned well better.
The headlines change every day of course, but the bad news outweighs the good and as many elders are apt to say, it looks like the world is going to hell in a handbasket.
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